I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act.
I am seeking information about funding for the provision of short breaks from caring for carers of
disabled children over the last few years and the next financial year.
Q 1 – How much overall funding was provided for the provision of short breaks from caring for
carers of disabled children, in accordance with The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children
Regulations 2011, in the (financial) years 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and what
funding is allocated for the same purpose in 2018/2019?
Q 2 – How much of the funding allocated for a range of short break services as required by The
Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 was allocated in each of the years
specified in Question 1 for the provision of:
a) daytime care in the homes of disabled children
b) overnight care in the homes of disabled children
c) daytime care in short break provisions such as day centres
d) overnight care in short break (respite) centres for disabled children
If short breaks funding is not broken down into these categories please provide the
funding for equivalent categories reflecting the range of short breaks your local authority
Q 3 ‘ For each of the years specified in question 1, how many carers of disabled children qualified for provision of short breaks from caring?
Q 4 ‘ How do you assess eligibility for the provision of short breaks? Has this changed over the years specified in question 1? If so, please explain how?
Q 5 ‘ Of the short breaks you funded, how many are jointly funded with a local CCG? Please give a breakdown for the years specified in Question 1, for:
a) Fully funded by the LA
b) Jointly funded with a CCG/s
Q 6 ‘ Of the short breaks you jointly fund, has the CCG portion been reduced or withdrawn in the financial year:
Please see the attached response, including further information and tables: